Chicago carjacking leads to Streeterville crash; 3 in custody, police say

CHICAGO (WLS) — Chicago police said three suspects are in custody following a carjacking and crash in the city’s Streeterville neighborhood Monday. Police said the three suspect approached a 40-year-old woman near Fullerton and Clark and pulled her out of her Audi Q5 to take the vehicle. They then fled eastbound on Fullerton to DuSable … Read more

1 killed, 1 wounded after gunmen open fire on CTA bus in Garfield Park, Chicago police say

CHICAGO (WLS) — One person was killed and another was wounded after gunmen opened fire on a CTA bus in Garfield Park on the West Side Sunday afternoon. Two armed males entered the bus just before 1:20 p.m. in the 300-block of South Pulaski Road. They walked towards the back of the bus and opened … Read more

Chicago fire: 4-year-old boy killed, 3 children critically hurt in West Humboldt Park basement blaze

CHICAGO (WLS) — A 4-year-old boy was killed and three other children were critically hurt in a basement fire on the Northwest Side, the Chicago Police Department said. The deadly blaze was in the West Humboldt Park neighborhood’s 4000 block of West Potomac Avenue, police said. The 4-year-old boy was taken to AMITA Health Saints … Read more

Chicago Pride Parade 2022: Alderman calls CPD plans ‘insufficient’ ahead of expected high turnout

CHICAGO (WLS) — A North Side alderman is asking police to beef up patrols along the Chicago Pride Parade route in Uptown and Boystown. “The parade is just always a lot of fun, it brings everyone together,” said Freyah Love Marie. The celebration will extend from Broadway and Sheridan all the way down to Diversey. … Read more

CTA driver injured after group throws rocks at bus in West Woodlawn: CPD

CHICAGO (WLS) — A CTA bus driver was injured after Chicago police said a group threw rocks at the bus Wednesday night in the West Woodlawn neighborhood. The 30-year-old driver was in the 500 block of East 63rd Street at about 10:39 p.m. when police said she crossed the group throwing rocks. One of the … Read more

Boy, 2, found wandering alone in South Austin; DCFS investigating | Video

CHICAGO (WLS) — A toddler was found wandering alone early Wednesday morning on Chicago’s West Side, Chicago police said. Workers at a gas station in the 300-block of South Cicero Avenue in South Austin spotted the 2-year-old boy, who was wearing only a diaper, just before 4:15 a.m. “I just had to do what I … Read more

Man injured in North Avenue Beach shooting; 3 CPD officers hurt in Old Town fight soon after

CHICAGO (WLS) — A man was shot on North Avenue Beach Tuesday night, and, shortly after, three Chicago police officers were injured while breaking up a fight in nearby Old Town. Just before 9 p.m., Chicago police said a man was outside at North Avenue Beach when he was shot by another man. The victim … Read more

Stranger who moved into Chiago home up for sale and refuses to leave says she was scammed

CHICAGO — There is an update on a story about the Chicago woman who said a stranger moved into her home and refuses to leave. It’s one that had people all over the country talking. Now, community leaders are involved, and the woman living inside the home is sharing her side of the story for … Read more

CPD release photos of suspect in Rogers Park attempted sex assault that left woman severely injured

CHICAGO (WLS) — Chicago police are looking for a man they said tried to sexually assault a woman, severely injuring her, in her own Rogers Park apartment building last month. CPD just released two surveillance photos of the person they are looking for, showing a man between 35 and 45; about 5-feet, 8-inches to 5-feet, … Read more

Chicago police officer injured in large fight in Northalsted

CHICAGO (WLS) — A Chicago police officer was injured early Monday morning during a large fight in the city’s Northalsted neighborhood. CPD responded to the fight about 2:45 a.m. in the 3200-block of North Halsted Street, near Belmont Avenue. The male officer injured his back while trying to place a suspect into custody, Chicago police … Read more